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  1. Arizona assistant Emanuel Richardson taking leave for health reasons

    Sep 27, 2013, 10:27 PM EDT

    Arizona Athletics

    Friday evening it was announced by the Arizona basketball program that assistant coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson would be taking some time away from the program for health reasons. Richardson has been an assistant under Arizona head coach Sean Miller since Miller accepted the job in 2009. “I have made the decision to take time away…

  2. NCAA rules Arizona forward Zach Peters eligible to play immediately

    Sep 26, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT

    Arizona Athletics

    With the start of practices being less than 24 hours away, college basketball coaches would be best served if they know who will be available for the first official practices of the new season. That wasn’t the case for Arizona head coach Sean Miller, who had yet to hear from the NCAA regarding the status…

  3. Stanley Johnson, Justise Winslow package deal?

    Aug 26, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

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    This past weekend at the Under Armour Elite 24 in Brooklyn, the latest potential package deal — one that could punish defenses on the wing in the 2014-2015 season — was born. Mater Dei High (Calif.) wing Stanley Johnson and St. John’s School (Texas) small forward Justise Winslow told that they have discussed that…

  4. Arizona advances to Sweet 16 after sending home upset-minded Harvard

    Mar 23, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT

    Mark Lyons

    No. 14-seeded Harvard’s moment in the spotlight has ended, coming to its conclusion Saturday evening with a 74-51 loss to Arizona at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Arizona was led by the senior duo of Mark Lyons and Solomon Hill, who had 27 points and 13 points respectively. Those two carried the offensive attack…

  5. Late Night Snacks: Georgetown is rolling, Penn State shocks Michigan

    Feb 28, 2013, 1:23 AM EDT

    Otto Porter

    Game of the Day: No. 7 Georgetown 78, Connecticut 77 (2OT) Otto Porter, as you’ll read below, was everything Georgetown needed and more Wednesday. He was key in each of the Hoyas’ last three possessions, but it was also his supporting cast that came up in a big spot. Without Greg Whittington because of his ineligibility,…

  6. No. 11 Arizona’s defense is cause for concern again in loss to USC

    Feb 27, 2013, 11:54 PM EDT

    Sean Miller

    No. 11 Arizona allowed USC to shoot an astounding 61 percent from the floor in an 89-78 loss at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, Calif., Wednesday night. The Trojans, who came into the game ranked 212th in the country in field goal percentage at just over 42 percent, had five players in double figures, led by Eric Wise’s…

  7. Kevin Parrom to make second straight start Wednesday vs. Washington

    Feb 20, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT

    Kevin Parrom

    Arizona turned to senior Kevin Parrom in the face of a two-game losing streak, putting him in the starting lineup Sunday in a win over Utah. Coach Sean Miller and the Wildcats will keep with that plan Wednesday when they meet Washington and look to hold their ground in the Pac-12 race, the Tucson Citizen is reporting.…

  8. Late Night Snacks: Chase Tapley caps night with last-second shot to beat Boise State (VIDEO)

    Feb 7, 2013, 1:31 AM EDT

    Chase Tapley

    Tapley beats Boise Game of the Day: Wisconsin 74, Iowa 70 (2OT) Four Badgers scored in double figures, as Iowa dropped another close game to a quality Big Ten opponent. Wisconsin trailed by three, 58-55, with 0:21 to go, but a clutch three-pointer from Traevon Jackson tied the game and sent it into overtime. In the…

  9. Solomon Hill, Mark Lyons help No. 7 Arizona outlast Stanford

    Feb 6, 2013, 11:24 PM EDT

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    For a team that has so much youth in its regular rotation, it was Arizona’s two seniors who powered the Wildcats to a win over an upstart Stanford team Wednesday night. Mark Lyons scored a season-high 25 points and Solomon Hill had 23, the two accounting for nearly 66 percent of Arizona’s overall offensive output…

  10. Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey reportedly removed from basketball arena after incident with campus police

    Jan 29, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT

    Ka'Deem Carey

    All-American Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey was ejected from last week’s UCLA-Arizona game after a confrontation with campus police, the UA student newspaper the Daily Wildcat first reported. According to the report, Carey and his cousin were asked four times by event staff to leave the designated Arizona student section after the two men were double-seated…

  11. Pregame Shootaround 12.25.12: Arizona-San Diego State is the big present under the tree

    Dec 25, 2012, 12:06 PM EDT

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    Each day, CollegeBasketballTalk brings you the “Pregame Shootaround,” which will lay out a preview for the slate of games that night. We’ll take a look at some key match-ups and important games, as well as make some predictions and point out what you need to watch for. Take a look below at today’s edition: Note:…

  12. Arizona coach Sean Miller celebrates his 44th birthday today

    Nov 17, 2012, 3:04 PM EDT

    Sean Miller

    Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller celebrates his 44th birthday Saturday, two days after his team got a 72-51 win over UTEP to move to 2-0 on the season. Miller is beginning his four season with the Wildcats, having come over from a successful stint at Xavier. In his time with the Wildcats, he has…

  13. Top 10 recruit Aaron Gordon cuts his list to three

    Nov 16, 2012, 6:01 PM EDT

    Aaron Gordon

    Archbishop Mitty (Calif.)  power forward Aaron Gordon, one of the best remaining 2013 recruits, is closer to making his decision. The 6-foot-7 forward is down to just three — Arizona, Kentucky, and Washington, according to ESPN’s Dave Telep Thursday night. Oregon, Kansas and California are no longer in contention. It appears that Gordon will likely take…

  14. Josh Pastner credits Sean Miller for offensive success

    Oct 30, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    Josh Pastner

    Memphis head coach Josh Pastner is in his mid-30’s, but he has paid his dues under a long-line of successful coaches, including Lute Olson, Kevin O’Neill and John Calipari. However when Pastner talked to Arizona Daily Star’s Bruce Pascoe, the fourth-year head coach made sure to credit Arizona head coach Sean Miller with his offensive…

  15. Arizona extends contract of head coach Sean Miller

    Jun 16, 2012, 12:25 PM EDT


    The Arizona Wildcats have extended the contract of head coach Sean Miller through the 2016-17 season, the school announced in a statement. The Arizona Board of Regents approved the one-year extension Friday. “Our program has made tremendous strides under [Miller’s] leadership and the future looks exceptionally bright,” Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne said in a…

  16. Xavier transfer Mark Lyons commits to Arizona

    May 6, 2012, 3:04 PM EDT


    Xavier transfer Mark Lyons is officially headed to Arizona, he tweeted Sunday afternoon. “Excited to be a wildcat!!!!!!!” the tweet reads. Lyons left Xavier in April and it was rumored from the beginning that he could end up at Arizona. Wildcat coach Sean Miller recruited Lyons while he was the head coach at Xavier, and…

  17. Lincoln’s Isaiah Whitehead picks up offers from Arizona, Georgetown, Iowa State

    Apr 25, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

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    PITTSBURGH–Lincoln (N.Y.) guard Isaiah Whitehead has come a long way in one year’s time. This time last spring, he was a highly ranked 2014 prospect who had scouts pointing out his potential for growth. Now, in one weekend, he picked up offers from Iowa State, Georgetown, and Connecticut. Add those to offers from St. John’s,…

  18. Arizona’s Jesse Perry arrested on felony domestic abuse charges

    Apr 21, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT


    Arizona forward Jesse Perry was arrested Friday on felony domestic violence charges, the Associated Press is reporting. According to the AP, Perry turned himself in to Tuscon police after an effort by the university to locate him and “facilitate his surrender.” Perry is set to graduate in May after exhausting his eligibility at Arizona. According…

  19. UCLA, Arizona recruiting local kids and imports, will help lift Pac 12 back to top

    Apr 12, 2012, 9:31 AM EDT


    There were some less-than-flattering words used to describe what happened in the Pac-12 Conference this season. What a difference a few signatures can make. Last night, as Shabazz Muhammad pledged his name to Ben Howland and UCLA, the Bruins instantly became a contender in the conference and team to watch out for next season. But…

  20. Heated practices now standard at Arizona

    Oct 13, 2010, 3:53 PM EDT

    Sean Miller’s restocked the talent at Arizona, but he has a message for anyone who loafs at practice: either play hard or get used to the bench. “I think we have 11 or 12 players who all think they’re going to play – and three of them are wrong,” Miller said at Arizona’s media day,…

  21. UCLA may endure another sub-par season

    Oct 12, 2010, 11:51 AM EDT

    Washington is again the cream of the Pac-10 crop. That’s an easy call. The rest of the league? That’s a crapshoot. Most preseason prognostications are slotting Arizona, UCLA and Arizona State in various orders of 2, 3 and 4, while Oregon – thanks to its massive player exodus – is usually dead last. Call it…

  22. In a 'cutthroat business,' Arizona's stocking up

    Oct 3, 2010, 10:12 PM EDT

    Sean Miller’s stocking Arizona with prospects, the latest being prized guard Josiah Turner. Now what to do with everyone? A recruit rundown by Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star details how the Wildcats plan to handle their 2011-12 roster when they’ll have 14 scholarship players, but only 12 scholarships to offer. (Call it a…

  23. Prime candidates for 'Ewing Theory' in 2010-11

    Aug 30, 2010, 1:38 AM EDT

    “Ewing Theory” is now sports parlance for a team that thrive the year after a star departs. Bill Simmons first applied it to the Knicks (hence the name), but it works for nearly every sport. Last week, VUhoops blogger Brian tested it with Villanova and Scottie Reynolds. Yet the Wildcats are far from the only…

  24. Arizona, Arizona St. amping things up

    Aug 29, 2010, 7:29 PM EDT

    College basketball is alive and well in the state of Arizona. Thanks to three-straight 20-win seasons, Herb Sendek’s managed to make Arizona State hoops relevant. Arizona hasn’t fallen off the map in the post-Lute Olsen era thanks to Sean Miller’s recruiting efforts and coaching acumen. And everything’s only going to get better. This Arizona Republic…

  25. Arizona's down 19 wins. Let's move on.

    Jul 29, 2010, 10:59 PM EDT

    The NCAA decided Arizona’s self-imposed sanctions (two years probation, a reduction of scholarships and recruiting days, among others) for recruiting violations involving former coach Lute Olson weren’t stiff enough, so it tacked on the loss of another scholarship and vacated 19 wins from the 2007-08 season. Not to sound too flippant, but can we all…